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Platform for art investment

201-500 employees
  • Fintech
  • B2C
  • Marketplace
  • Investing
  • Trading
  • Art
225 Liberty St. 29th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

Company mission

Masterworks' mission is to make art investable.


Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

160% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

In the age of democratizing access to financial platforms, Masterworks epitomizes the trend through its platform, which breaks down the walls to art investment. Traditionally guarded by old institutions and reserved for the uber-rich, the company supplies a way for retail investors to access the space, by pioneering the ‘fractionalizing’ of art pieces.

Through Masterworks, SEC-qualified paintings by names like Banksy, Monet, and Picasso are portioned, allowing retailers to hold just a percentage of the piece via its platform. Having acquired over 100 assets, worth a total in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the company has scaled well and remained agile as it capitalizes on the ever-increasing popularity of alternative assets.

The company has also focussed on building out its technological capabilities. For instance, by leveraging proprietary data - acquired from becoming one of the most important buyers on the market - Masterworks believes it can deliver increased returns for its retail investors, adding further value to its platform that should attract and retain users.


  • Paid time off for vacation, sick time, and corporate holidays
  • 401k option
  • Daily buffet style catered lunch with options for every diet
  • Lunch & Learns - Featured guests and Masterworks leadership share their experiences
  • Monthly happy hours
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for all our full-time employees

Funding (1 round)

Oct 2021




Total funding


Founded Virtumundo which developed one of the first viral internet games. Went on to found and chair a fund, V2 Ventures, which invested in or acquired startups in the online advertising space. Prior to Masterworks, they founded Payability, an eCommerce funding platform.

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